A recent rash of car accidents in Glynn County, Georgia, claimed the lives of two men who were in arguably the two most vulnerable positions to be in: on foot and on a motorcycle.
Of the two deaths that recently took place on the same weekend on the same road in Glynn County, one of the victims was struck while riding a motorcycle and another was a pedestrian struck by a car.
To make matters worse, police are still on the lookout for the driver who struck the 22-year-old motorcyclist. The biker was operating his 2001 Suzuki at around 10 p.m. on a Sunday night. He was wearing a helmet as a precaution, but it was not enough to save his life when a 2001 Saturn unexpectedly struck him.
The driver of that vehicle drove off following the collision. The victim was rushed to a Savannah hospital where he later died. Police were able to recover footage of the accident from a security camera. Law enforcement was able to confirm the unnamed driver was a man.
Eerily enough, a 21-year-old man was also killed just a few miles south on the same road as the motorcycle accident while he was crossing the street at around 11:30 p.m. two days prior. A 73-year-old woman driving a 1999 Chevrolet Lumina hit the man. Rescue crews airlifted the victim to a hospital to be treated, but he died en route.
Police continue to investigate the accident but have not filed charges. While both drivers who caused the fatalities could probably be held responsible in wrongful death lawsuits, citizens should also wonder whether the local government is doing enough to ensure that road is safe enough for people to travel at night.
Source: The Florida Times-Union, "3 die in separate weekend traffic accidents in Glynn County," Terry Dickson, March 13, 2012
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